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C. Harris and E. Ullman Megan Kairiss. Chauncy Harris ●1914-2003 ●Born in Utah ●Received a B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1933 ○ Graduated as Valedictorian.

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1 C. Harris and E. Ullman Megan Kairiss

2 Chauncy Harris ● ●Born in Utah ●Received a B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1933 ○ Graduated as Valedictorian ●Rhodes Scholar ●Oxford University

3 Edward Ullman ● ●University of Chicago, University of Washington ●Economist for the United States Maritime Commission ●Research professor at Sapienza University of Rome

4 Multiple Nuclei Theory ●Developed in the 1945’s ●Harris and Ullman made the argument that the “city's downtown core” was losing its importance in relation to the rest of the city ● A cities structure is made up of more than one node, or center in which the cities people and activities revolve around.

5 Let’s Compare! In contrast to the Concentric and Zone Models, both of which involve a single center, this theory argues that multiple centers of urban activity and sociology arise as a result of ethnic, cultural, business, educational, and other influences.

6 Multiple Nuclei Theory Example: Consider the greater New Haven area. The center of New Haven is dominated by a large university, while Bridgeport is built around a port, and North Haven is a focus of light industry. Other nuclei exist within the region, centered around shopping, recreation, and ethnic communities.

7 Multiple Nuclei Theory

8 Multiple Nuclei Theory: Dallas

9 APHG Concept Chapter 13: Urban Patterns ●Where are people distributed within urban areas? ●Remember, you can compare this model to the Concentric and Zone models of urban structure

10 Bibliography "Multiple Nuclei Model - Chauncy Dennison Harris." Chauncy Dennison Harris. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept "Urban Geography Models." About.com Geography. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept


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